Locals earn seconds at Devil’s Bowl
WEST HAVEN — There were no Addison County winners in June 6 action at Devil’s Bowl Speedway, but Brandon’s Vince Quenneville Jr. and Addison’s Chuck Bradford came away with second-place finishes.
Quenneville finishes second behind first-time winner Jason Durgan in the 30-lap Bond Auto Parts Modified race, just ahead of Leon Gonyo. Middlebury’s Todd Stone, the defending series winner, took eighth.
Robert Bryant Jr. of Connecticut won the 25-lap Late Model Division feature, with Bristol’s Josh Masterson taking fourth for the top local finish. The Brooklyn, Conn., driver sped to the victory, his first since his rookie season in 2012. Veteran drivers Jamie Fisher and Bucko Branham dueled for the runner-up spot for nearly the entire distance, with Fisher eventually earning the spot. Masterson and Emily Packard were next in line.
Robert Gordon of Milton won the 15-lap Renegade feature, with no local competition.
Jake Noble of Benson and Chuck Bradford provided a dramatic finish in the Central Vermont Motorcycles Mini Stock division’s 15-lap event. Bradford dove underneath Noble entering the final corner, making significant contact and sending Noble’s car into a slide.
Bradford slowed and allowed Noble to regain control, and then the two drag-raced to the checkered flag. Noble, the defending series champion, won by a matter of feet. Mike Whalen Jr., finished third, followed by Orwell’s Lacey Hanson.
The open-wheel SK Light division returned for its second event and saw Scott MacMichael of Newbury, N.H., post his first victory, and Shawn Fountain of Plattsburgh, N.Y., won the 50-lap season opener for the Enduro Series. Local drivers did not contest those races.
Devil’s Bowl Speedway returns to action on Sunday at 1:30 p.m. with the rescheduled 101.5 The Fox Spring Green for the American-Canadian Tour Late Models. The NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Modified, Renegade and Mini Stock divisions will be on hand, along with the SK Lights.
Full local results from last week were:
• Bond Auto Parts Modified Feature (30 laps): 2. Quenneville, Brandon; 8. Stone, Middlebury; 13. Dave Snow, Brandon.
• Late Model Feature (25 laps): 4. Masterson, Bristol; 8. Jamie Aube, Ferrisburgh.
• Central Vermont Motorcycles Mini Stock Feature (15 laps): 2. Bradford, Addison; 6. Lance Masterson, Lincoln.
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